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Posted: Friday, May 04, 2007 9:18:14 PM

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Parents Convicted in Baby's Death ATLANTA (AP) A Superior Court jury in Atlanta convicted a vegan couple of murder and cruelty to children Wednesday in the death of their six-week old, who was fed a diet largely consisting of soy milk and apple juice.

27-year-old Jade Sanders and 31-year-old and Lamont Thomas will receive automatic life sentences for starving the boy, who weighed just 3.5 pounds when he died.

Defense lawyers said the first-time parents did the best they could while adhering to the lifestyle of vegans, who typically use no animal products. They said Sanders and Thomas did not realize the baby, who was born at home, was in danger until minutes before he died.
But prosecutor Mike Carlson told the jury yesterday during closing arguments that they are ``baby killers.'' The jury deliberated about seven hours before returning the guilty verdicts.
Posted: Saturday, May 05, 2007 5:39:11 AM

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It might have been a difficult case for the jurors. We have had a few cases in the UK where parents of very limited intelligence have cause accidental death to their children.

Impossible for us to know about the parents in this case, but one wonders if the grandparents were still in contact with the family. And surely the baby was seen by neighbours and friends. It's so very sad when a tiny baby fails to survice due to the ignorance of its parents.
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